Saturday, October 12, 2013

Morroccan Leather? Nope.

The eraser tool can be your best friend in multiplying the usefulness of the flourishes. I had to cut off the end of a flourish to lay it over the scroll and get a repeating pattern that made sense. The other key to making this work was adjusting the swatch layer (scrolls) to harden the light so that it looked like batik. Then.... for the authentic leather look I went with the texture that looked a bit like skin and kept it away from the zombie scheme.
The original watercolor is here:

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